S2: Abstraction & folk horror

Following on from the work using techniques developed by Joan Eardley, I attended a workshop also focused on abstraction this time around the work of Peter Lanyon. This follow-on took up my renewed enthusiasm for a more expressive use of paint as well as focusing more intently on composition. A few points of learning and… Continue reading S2: Abstraction & folk horror

S1: Turner’s Light

Andrew Graham-Dixon’s talk (20/10/21) on Turner pivoted on three ideas: an obsession with light, finding a new visual mode ‘grand narrative’ in painting that differed from Rennaissance mythic depictions, and that his work was instrumental to modern notions of the artist as expressive ‘auteur’. It was his mix of romantic engagement – light, vortex, extreme… Continue reading S1: Turner’s Light